45 YEARS AFTER ROE V. WADE, IT'S TIME WE #REPRESENTHER
With the Women’s March this Saturday, it’s more important than ever we join together and advocate for reproductive freedom. It’s critical we #RepresentHer and march for a woman’s right to be able to determine their personal, professional, and family’s future.
Forty five years ago this month, the landmark decision of Roe v. Wade affirmed a woman has a constitutional right to privacy to seek an abortion. This decision represented a giant step forward on reproductive freedom, which women have fought for for centuries. Yet, over four decades later, our reproductive rights are under near-constant attack from leadership in Congress, the current administration, and state legislatures across the country. At every turn, conservative ideologues have tried to make abortion harder to access, putting women in real danger. And despite how common and safe the procedure is, the anti-choice movement does whatever it can to make abortion seem dangerous, frightening, and downright shameful through advertising, public statements, and policy. Unfortunately, these myths are too often echoed by Hollywood. That’s why we teamed up with NARAL and ATTN on this short video about abortion representation in media and why we must destigmatize abortion:
If you agree, share this Op-Ed to commemorate the 45th anniversary of Roe v. Wade and demand that we #RepresentHer.Together we can change the stories media tell and challenge the culture around abortion, the policies that affect our real lives, and even the leadership that is supposed to represent us. It’s time we #RepresentHer everywhere from Hollywood to the Hill.
Women make up half the US population and give birth to 100% of the population, but still make up less than 20% of Congress! We’re not guaranteed paid parental leave, universal pre-K, or equal pay – all of which contribute to the US ranking 28th globally on gender equality. Let’s use our voices and actions to change these statistics and demand better representation for women, regardless of race, class, age, religion, sexual orientation, ability, immigration status, or circumstance. To quote Audre Lorde, “I am not free while any women is unfree, even when her shackles are very different from my own.”
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Every young person should feel safe and protected in this country regardless of gender, race, class, age, religion, sexual orientation, ability, or immigration status. Share this card and join us in #RepresentHer.
Why should we repeal a law that protects against discrimination based on gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, age or ability #ACA. Share this card and join us in #RepresentHer.
Paid family-leave programs benefit everyone, including employers. Share this card and join us in #RepresentHer.
We must support survivors of gender based violence and protect Title IX. Share this card and join us in #RepresentHer.
Let’s make sure that every child has access to high quality, publicly funded education. Share this card and join us in #RepresentHer.